Richard Loth

Richard Loth has more than three decades of international experience in banking (Citibank, Industrial National Bank, and Bank of Montreal), corporate financial consulting, and non-profit development assistance programs. During the past 12 years, he has been a registered investment adviser and a published author of books and publications on investing. Currently, he devotes his professional activities to educational endeavors, writing and lecturing, aimed at helping individual investors improve their investing know-how (see www.lothinvest.com)

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  1. Financial Analysis

    What does it mean when my broker says that shares are for auction?

    An auction market is one in which stock buyers enter competitive bids and stock sellers enter competitive offers at the same ...
  2. Money Market Deposit Accounts

    What Is A Money Market Fund?

    Learn how money market funds provide security, but the returns may not be adequate for long-term investors.
  3. Financial Analysis

    Analyze cash flow the easy way

    Learn the key components of the cash flow statement, how to analyze and interpret changes in cash, and what improved free ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    12 things you need to know about financial statements

    Before investing, discover 12 characteristics of financial statements that can help you evaluate companies and increase your ...
  5. Mutual Funds

    5 Ways to Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    Statistical measures such as alpha and beta can help investors understand investment risk on mutual funds and how it relates ...
  6. Mutual Funds

    How Do I Find Mutual Funds That Track Indexes?

    Two good sources for finding index funds are Fidelity Investments and Vanguard.
  7. Mutual Funds

    Can I Sell Mutual Fund Shares Below Value?

    Yes. You can freely buy and sell shares of a mutual fund regardless of any initial purchase amount.
  8. Mutual Funds

    Can I Buy Mutual Funds With a Margin Account?

    Because of the pricing/trading mechanisms used with mutual funds, they cannot be bought on margin.
  9. Mutual Funds

    Can You Place a Stop-Loss Order on a Mutual Fund?

    Limit orders and stop-loss orders do not apply to the trading of mutual fund shares.
  10. Investing Strategy

    The share price and company's secondary offering

    When a company increases the number of shares issued through a secondary offering, it generally has a negative effect on ...
  11. Investing

    Determining a Firm's Percentage of Credit Sales

    Find out where to look for information about determining a company's percentage of credit sales.
  12. Stocks

    How Can Institutional Holdings Be More Than 100%?

    No entity can own more than 100% of a company's outstanding shares, but it can be reported that way.
  13. Investing

    Working Capital Position

    Learn how to determine a company's working capital position to correctly analyze liquidity.
  14. Financial Analysis

    Understanding the Income Statement

    The best way to analyze a company - and figure out if it's worth investing in - is to know how to dissect its income statement. ...
  15. Financial Analysis

    Breaking Down The Balance Sheet

    Knowing what the company's financial statements mean will help you to analyze your investments.
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